How to apply – 2021
  • Closing date for applications 30th April 2021.
  • Interviews take place in June 2021 at the RHS, London.
  • Successful candidates commence the scheme in September 2021.
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For more details please contact:

Sarah Wain

Address: Black Sheep Barn
The Street, Boxgrove
Chichester, Sussex
PO18 0DX

Telephone: 01243 537397

For more ideas on a career in horticulture, visit the Grow website

Grow website

Three Year Traineeship Programme In Horticultural Practices

The Professional Gardeners Guild Three Year Traineeship Programme In Horticultural Practices

For those seeking a career as a professional gardener/ horticulturist with the opportunity to gain practical skills in the workplace at three world class historic or botanic gardens, this could be the opportunity for you.

The scheme offers full time work experience, paying at least minimum wage with rented accommodation provided and bursary funding available to cover the costs of relocation and interviews at participating gardens and also the essential practical qualifications needed.


Candidates require some previous horticultural experience as a volunteer or in paid employment. RHS qualifications will be an added advantage and need to demonstrate a strong commitment towards a career as a professional gardener and a willingness to move each year between gardens.

Deadline 30th April 2021

Applications for September 2021 need to be made before the closing date of 30th April 2021. Interviews take place in London in June 2021.